ESSMA Stadium Partner Philips Lighting and Stadium Member Olympique Lyonnais are going to work together to transform the Parc Olympique Lyonnais with next-generation LED lighting.

Virtual reality (VR) is set to change the sports industry and football clubs join the trend. From live stream broadcasting to developing applications, several European clubs are trying to implement VR to enhance fan experience. 

Virtual reality (VR) is growing in popularity and is looking to transform the sports industry. 360° videos can enhance involvement of the group of fans normally sitting in front of their TV without the ambience of the stadium. Now they have the chance to experience the game as if they were there.

On Friday 19 May the Khalifa International Stadium will host the 2017 Emir Cup final between long lasting rivals Al Rayyan and Al Sadd. It will be the first match played in the recent renovated stadium. The renovations were mandatory to host matches up to the quarter-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

The European Club Association (ECA) conducted a survey focused on Fan Entertainment in partnership with ESSMA, The European Stadium and Safety Management Association.